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Iraq War Vet, Daytime TV Star Turns Scars Into Inspiration
Date:10/22/2010

other young veteran who'd been severely burned. The man had the lights off and the blinds closed. Martinez sat next to him. "I wasn't trying to be therapeutic or anything, we just talked," Martinez said.

When he left, he noticed the man had opened the blinds. "By being able to talk to other guys going through something similar, it was helping them and ultimately helping me," he said.

Martinez continued to work with recovering vets, had become a spokesman for the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes and had been featured on Oprah when the ABC casting call went out for a real-life veteran to play an injured vet.

Nowadays, Martinez is living in Los Angeles, working with an acting coach and thrilled to be pursuing acting as a career.

"Being on the show is so important to me personally, but it's bigger than me," Martinez said. "It encourages those burn survivors out there in the world to say, 'He did it. We can face the world and people will love us, too.' After a while, people don't see the scars anymore. All they see is, 'Oh, that's J.R.' That's a beautiful thing. It's diminishing that gap between burn survivors and the rest of the world, for us to start understanding one another."

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The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors has more.

SOURCES: J.R. Martinez, actor; Col. Evan Renz, M.D., director, U.S. Army Burn Center, San Antonio, Texas


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